​NASA Makes Space for Dalet

NASA has expanded its Dalet asset management installation at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The expansion includes the addition of a Dalet Brio video server and Dalet Xtend for integration with Adobe Premiere Pro non-linear editors.

The existing Dalet installation was implemented in 2013 and together with the new gear will help automate capture and archive of 10 SD/HD space station cameras, all year round.

NASA produces and broadcasts daily and weekly NASA TV programs, which feature a mix of space station activities and interviews. The expansion also supports live broadcasts of events held at the JSC to NASA TV, recording material direct to the archive.

“There is a tremendous amount of footage recorded from the space station and JSC cameras into the NASA media database,” comments Julien Decaix, general manager of Americas for Dalet. “To efficiently store the content, we used the Dalet API to integrate the NASA database with the Dalet Media Asset Management. This allows NASA to index the incoming footage and track metadata, which is key when searching for specific content such as an astronaut’s commentary from the space station or say footage from a press event held at the JSC. The expansion of the Dalet installation adds another layer of efficiency. The new tools let non-production staff browse and retrieve content from the archives without the aid of an NLE while Dalet Brio and Dalet Xtend facilitate content editing and program distribution with full metadata tracking from ingest to playout. The design maintains the integrity and security of the content.”

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